Ionia Move Notes - Jobs Yet to be
Completed in California
Shelby American, Inc.
circa July 1967
The earliest date found on
the document is August 8th, 1967, and therefore believe this document to
have been authored in June/July. The Convertible (0139) is referenced
on page 2, section 4:
Updating of Convertible & Fastback '68 Proto's
Awaiting seats &
inside trim for installation in both (VanAkin - Hansen)
convertible roll bar (due August 14)
Gas tank filler metal decal for installation on gas tank filler
& wheel covers (Nuznoff)
fender-side Ornaments & glove box ornaments (LeVoie)
Top boot to be
modified locally by trim shop (due August 10)
Inside trim panels
to be vinyl covered locally
is a reference to G. W. "Gerry" Nuznoff, the purchasing manager at Shelby.
"Sunny" (spelled incorrectly) is a reference to Sonny Fee, the manager of the paint shop at
Shelby. "LeVoie" (spelled incorrectly) is a reference to P. LaVoie.
"Van Aiken" (spelled incorrectly) is a reference to
Ken VanAkin, the Senior Buyer in the Purchasing Department at Ford
The "convertible and fastback '68 protos,"
is a reference to the two '67 model year cars that were disguised for
photographic purposes (A.K.A. "68 photographic cars"). Their California inventory numbers
are 062 and 064/074, respectively. See the
company car cross-reference page for more information.
In this document, "Little
Red" is referenced only by name and not by its inventory number of 061.
"Little Red" was Fred Goodell's nickname for the
one-off Shelby G.T. 500 coupe (VIN 0131), which leads us to believe that he
may have been the author of these handwritten
Note: inventory numbers
are not the same as serial numbers (VINs).
This page explains the numbers and includes a table that
allows us to link inventory numbers, serial numbers, and engineering
numbers to the correct vehicles.